Dream Canoe is a Dream Event that appears exclusively in the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. It occurs on Splash Ocean. The objective of the event is to collect the most Coins within the time limit. It is unlocked by completing the Sunlight Circuit.
In this event, the player attempts to collect the most Coins within a set time limit. The time limit can be adjusted in the Set Rules menu to be either one, two or three minutes. To move forward, the player must slide up and down on the Touch Screen to cause their character to paddle. They can change direction by either pressing left and right on , or to turn to the right and to turn to the left. The player is also able to tap twice quickly on the Touch Screen to allow them to jump over Red and Green Shell items. The player collects coins either by picking them up from various locations around the map, or by stealing them from another player using items. Items are collected by canoeing into the Item Boxes scattered around the course, and can be used to steal three coins from opponents if the player uses them successfully, though will likewise lose three coins if hit by the opponents' items. The player can use these items by pressing or or by touching on the item window in the top left hand corner of the Touch Screen. The items available in the item boxes are:
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